A last-minute glimpse of the Surajkund Mela
A last-minute glimpse of the Surajkund Mela
Seemi Rehman
A last-minute glimpse of the Surajkund Mela
Photo: Seemi Rehman

A last-minute glimpse of the Surajkund Mela

Faridabad: The Surajkund Mela is in its full swing in  Faridabad. From decorative pieces to clothes to crockery to accessories, one would find everything in the mela known as the largest crafts fair of the world. 

The annual fair showcases the richness and diversity of the handicrafts, handlooms and cultural fabric of India. It also gives a platform to the artisans of the world to showcase their art and craft. 


 
Get impressed by Uzbekistan's creations

Since Uzbekistan is participating as a partner nation in the 34th edition of the Surajkund International Crafts Mela, several artisans, performers and craftspersons from the country have come to the fair to present their culture. 

Uzbekistan is known for its beautiful handicrafts. At the mela, one would find attractive ceramic decorations in Oriental and Persian styled designs in white and turquoise colour which catch your attention at once. Though a bit expensive, these home decor items can make your home look more pleasing. 

Uzbekistan pavilion- A big draw for visitors

Bright coloured gowns with traditional embroidery for women will intrigue you if you happen to visit their stalls. Skull caps for men with appealing work are too catching the attention of tourists. 

Carpets in ethnic patterns, caps, jewellery, plates for hanging, paintings, wooden products with Islamic inscriptions are some of the other items that the craftspersons from this central Asian country have brought with themselves. 

Click selfies at snow-capped mountains of Himachal Pradesh

The artisans of the snowy region have brought traditional shawls, jackets, stoles, woolen socks and other items to showcase their unique culture and rich heritage. Since Himachal Pradesh is the theme state, one will find several stalls of the state in the fair. 

Children and adults clicking selfies at Himachal Pradesh stall

Infrastructure related to tourism development including the rural surroundings of Himachal, Jakhu Hanuman Temple and Ropeway situated in the Queen of Hills Shimla has been displayed as a model which has become the main attraction for the people in mela. People can be found taking selfies there. A big screen showing the scenic beauty of the state has also been put up. 

Himachal Pradesh gate at the mela

Get captivated by Banarasi fabrics

One more reason to visit the fair are the beautiful Banarasi fabrics. From unstitched fabrics to sarees and dupattas, there are numerous options that the Banarasi stalls offer. And since it is the wedding season, you never know when you might get your hands on the Banarasi saree which your favourite star has worn and you have been wanting it for long. 

Care for environment, use eco-friendly products

Ever since people started caring for the environment, eco-friendly products have become a trend at fairs. And so they are at Surajkund fair too. Paper mache, jute etc are a rage at the mela. 

Artisans from Bihar have brought paper mache products which are decorated with beautiful Madhubani paintings which can be used as a home decor. There are paper mache baskets, trays, toys etc. 

Toys made from paper mache

Illuminate your home with Turkey lights

Like every year, this year too Turkey drew people to its stall by the fascinating decorations that the artisans of the country have brought. Red, green, blue, yellow hanging lights were the main attraction. 

Beautiful lights at Turkey stall were the main attraction

Kills you hunger pangs with tasty cuisine of the world

As for food, options are plenty to satiate your taste buds. The multi-cuisine food court here offers cuisine from all over the world.

With so many options on offer one thing is for sure, you won't return from the fair empty-handed. So, hurry up! Only three days are left. Make the most of the fair before it's curtains on the mela.